Is it possible to claim R&D tax credits when operating a hospitality business?

It is a common misconception that R&D tax credits are not applicable to the hospitality sector. However, there are numerous eligible activities undertaken by hospitality businesses that can qualify for R&D tax relief, including:

  • Developing websites and complex apps;
  • Carrying out work on listed buildings;
  • Developing processes or designs to accommodate health and safety concerns;
  • Developing software for internal use;
  • Designing / developing bespoke structures.

We are able to identify all relevant activities and expenses, in order to maximise the R&D tax credit received. A report will commonly be required for HMRC, to provide back up for the claim and we will draft and submit this and liaise directly with HMRC until acceptance of the claim.

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